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corvine

[ kawr-vahyn, -vin ]
/ ˈkɔr vaɪn, -vɪn /
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adjective
pertaining to or resembling a crow.
belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays.
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Origin of corvine

1650–60; <Latin corvīnus, equivalent to corv(us) raven + -īnus-ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for corvine

corvine
/ (ˈkɔːvaɪn) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a crow
of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the crows, raven, rook, jackdaw, magpies, and jays

Word Origin for corvine

C17: from Latin corvīnus raven-like, from corvus a raven
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